You are brave

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”You are so brave for talking about this.”
“It’s brave of you to share this, thank you.”

Those are the kind of comments I get on some of my posts – mostly to the personal ones. Like when I opened up about my depression, or when I shared unedited photos of my acne. Or when I wore my acne anti-coverage makeup. Or just for even sharing my life with thousands of readers from all over the globe.

But here’s what I think:

Brave? Me?

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Maybe, but there are tons of people out there, who are actually, really, being so brave. People fighting cancer. People losing their loved ones. People having their life stomped to the ground and still walking their head held high. People being so depressed, that there’s no difference between night or day, sleep or conscious.

I am just sharing my life. It’s really no different from anyone else’s. I smile, I cry, I laugh and sometimes I fall. Just like you do. I don’t consider myself brave in the way you might think. I mean, it’s not about who is saying what – who has the guts to write something on the internet. It’s just as wise not to say anything, not to write anything or even not to spend any time on the internet.

I guess what I’m saying is, is that there are worse things, that surviving something horrible. There are worse things, that having some pain. There are not so nice things in the world. We all experience them. So what I’m really trying to say is, that you’re not really that different from me and it’s just life.

We all know there’s no such thing as perfect – maybe it’s time to stop acting like it? Maybe this blog is my way of saying, that you are beautiful, even though your road is bumpy and you don’t always smile to your salad.

Life is a beautiful mess. But then you get to go home after a horrible day, hug your loved ones and eat chocolate on the sofa and kick your socks to the floor. A moment, where no one has to clean up or save the world.

We are all brave in our own ways.

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photos Inka Lähteenaro

This week I…

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… cried a little, when my head felt like it was gonna explode and altogether I just felt awful – thanks to the flu

… smiled when I saw Risto looking at all the different kinds of flowers in the grocery store and trying to decide which one to get me (he chose red roses)

… ate a lot of candy and chocolate, whils at the same time, decided to be in the best shape I’ve ever been this summer

… was disappointed, when my valentines’ day plans were ruined by the flu and I welcomed Risto home in my pyjamas crying (makes me laugh now though)lifestyle

… read a book from my childhood about Pippi Longstocking and loved it as much as I did as a child

… tried new hair products specifically made for naturally curly hair and succeeded in making my curls look very nice (and yes, I am working on the post about curly hair, it’s just super complicated and I want the post to be simple and easily understandable)

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… bought new shoes and a new dress from Zadaa – I just couldn’t help myself, when I found the perfect things

… cleaned up the house a bit, which I shouldn’t do, since I’m sick, but it just goes to tell I’m really not good at relaxing when it comes to certain thingspopsocket phone

… got addicted to my popsocket, which is more like a fun stress relief than an actual necessity for holding your phone

… was delighted when I heard that one of my best friends is coming to Finland next week from Australia (I’m probably gonna cry at the airport, it’s been a year since we last saw each other after all)

… made plans for today and can’t wait to spend some time with Risto’s goddaughter, who is awesome and always makes us smile.

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What were you up to this week?